Pipestone Creek Fecal Coliform Bacterial and Turbidity TMDL Implementation Plan

This implementation plan was written by staff of the Pipestone County Conservation and Zoning Office with assistance from the Pipestone County Advisory Committee (PCAC), Pipestone Planning Commission, Pipestone Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Board of Supervisors and guidance from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). This implementation plan is based on the Pipestone Creek Fecal Coliform Bacteria and Turbidity Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Report which was approved by EPA on July 3, 2008. Beginning in February 2005, the PCAC was created to oversee and provide input on the development of the TMDL study and implementation plan. There are several implementation measures that address turbidity and fecal coliform bacteria. It was important to the PCAC to provide many opportunities to address the impairments. Using a discussion based process, the PCAC selected feedlot runoff control, septic system upgrades, residue and nutrient management, vegetative buffers, wetland restoration, erosion control, as primary implementation measures. Total implementation plan project costs are estimated to be $2,870,870.00 which includes $894,200.00 needed in cash and $1,976,670.00 needed in-kind. Implementation of items identified as priority will be completed within a ten-year period. Evaluation of watershed improvements through local monitoring will be completed at the end of the 5th and 10th years to determine TMDL load reductions. The MPCA is collecting data annually at one of the monitoring sites, which will be useful in determining year-to-year variability. This project would not have been possible without the assistance of the partners identified in Section 7
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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (St. Paul, Minnesota)
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